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Grants to Snohomish County, Washington Nonprofits and
Agencies for Basic Needs and Human Services Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Snohomish County

Deadline Date:

10/27/17 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Snohomish County, Washington nonprofit organizations (or those fiscally sponsored by one), school districts, public agencies, parks, and libraries for basic needs and human services programs that benefit local residents. Funding may also be provided to organizations based outside of Snohomish County as long as the organization is substantially working to build a healthy, vibrant community, and to improve the quality of life of long-term and permanent Snohomish County residents.

Applications should fit one of the criteria below:

1. Basic Needs: (food, clothing, shelter, safety). Target populations include families, children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

2. Human Services: Preference for small/medium sized agencies and community-based programs with well-defined needs.
- Dental, wellness or mental health services.
- Prevention programs and services for pre-teens/teens.
- Programs that serve assist at-risk youth.
- Services for veterans.

3. Human Service for disabled individuals: Health and wellness, recreation, enrichment programs, access to services or opportunities to participate in the community. This may include mental health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171215

Number of Grants:

The Foundation’s Grantmaking Program receives approximately 130 proposals every year and approximately one-third of the organizations that apply are funded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards typically range from $500 to $5,000. Please make your request within this range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations (or fiscally sponsored by one), public agencies, school districts, libraries, parks with programs and/or services in Snohomish County.

Capital expenses and endowments are not considered for funding.

The Foundation does fund faith-based organizations if their activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs. The Foundation does not fund religious activities or organizations that require religious activity as a condition of receiving services. The Foundation does not fund organizations that “further religious doctrine”— for instance, have as its primary goal or one of its primary goals to further a specific religious belief.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Community Foundation is honored to support this work by offering free, high-quality workshops and local networking groups in east and north Snohomish County.

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Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Grant Guidelines 2017
- Spring Grant Cycle - Application deadline: Friday, April 28th at 4 p.m.
- Fall Grant Cycle - Application deadline: Friday, October 27th at 4 p.m.

Organizations are limited to one application per organization for spring and one application per organization for fall. Cover letters are not necessary and are discouraged.

Application deadlines mean that the Foundation must have the application in the office by that date/time. Postmarks will not be used to verify date. Please avoid using certified and/or express mail.

Grant applicants can expect to be notified of decisions within 60 days of the deadline.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications may be emailed to Elizabeth Moran, Community Engagement Coordinator, at:

Grants can also be mailed to the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, 2823 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 or delivered to the Foundation's office (mail slot in door).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington: Snohomish County